(AN ADVANCED READING LESSON)
The last two lessons have focused on eye contact. This reminded me of incredibly famous performance artwork by Marina Abramović called ‘The Artist is Present’. You will read about it in the article, but work was largely about the power of eye contact. One particular moment, between Abramović and another artist called Ulay, went viral for a very particular reason. You can read about it in the article: ‘When Marina Abramović and Ulay Moved the Art World to Tears’.
You can watch the video of the moment here:
I hope you enjoy this lesson. I was so moved by this clip that I ended up watching the documentary about the making of the work and reading Marina Abramović’s Memoir. If you’re interested, I highly recommend both!
And if you’re interested in learning more about their break-up and the artwork ‘The Lovers’, here is a short video: